Mexborough and Swinton Times July 20, 1907
South Kirkby’s brilliant win.
Denaby 94 South Kirkby 163
Denaby had South Kirkby for their visitors at Tickhill Square on Saturday.
Jessop won the toss and elected to bat first. South Kirkby open their innings in non-too promising a manner, three valuable wickets falling for 20 runs. Upon Charlesworth taking the place of Tasker, he seemed to score with consummate ease and freedom, which the three previous batsmen appeared to find so difficult. He had an able partner in A Bairstowe, who took the score to 77 before he was caught by Scott hand third man for 24. Charlesworth then left with 58 to his credit. W. Cantrell was dismissed by Butler after he had scored a single. Another successful stand was made by the visitor’s captain Jessop and Scott. Eventually they both fell victims to Butler, after making 33 and 17 respectively, Jessops scoring no less than six fours.
The last three wickets produce three runs, and the innings closed for 163.
The home innings opened in a most sensational manner. J. Esland and A. Robinson facing the bowling of C. The canning and J. Rock. With the first ball McKenning scattered the timber yard of J. Esland, and with the second Bairstowe stumped F. Butler. Afterwards A. Robinson hit one for 4, and then McKenning sent him back to the pavilion. With Narroway and Bury at the wickets the score slowly rose to 32, when Narroway was caught by Hey. McKenning again being the successful trundler. Smith then became associated with Bury and they both battled well, especially the latter; who hit hard and clean. Smith had to go when he had scored 16, being clean bowled by The McKenning. G. S. Robinson did not stay long, he being smartly caught at the wicket by Bairstowe after he had run two singles. Hoften and Scott were soon dismissed by Jessop and McKenning respectively. After Bury had scored 44 he was caught by Hey of McKenning’s bowling. He was the only man in the home team who could do anything at all with the perfect length balls of McKenning who claimed six wickets.
Denaby had to retire beaten by 67 runs.